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IRRV finalists in two categories

Excel Civil Enforcement is excited to have been shortlisted for two IRRV awards, the first for ‘Excellence in Staff Development’ and the second being for ‘Excellence in Enforcement’. Staff development is a priority for us and we continue to strive to

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Coercive control and vulnerability

Coercive control is when someone close to you subjects you to treatment that leaves you feeling controlled, isolated and scared. It is a form of abuse. Examples of coercive control include the following: Threats Intimidation Controlling finances Monitoring of online

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The Digital Economy Act 2017

The Digital Economy Act 2017 sets out to ‘digitalise’ the economy. This article will look at a specific part of that act, the digital government and debt owed to the public sector. This section of the legislation seeks to reduce

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The problem with payday loans

The payday loan industry, in its heyday worth an estimated £2.5 billion, has been heavily affected by the new FCA regulations restricting the interest they can charge to 0.8% per day. Payday loans, although a supposedly quick and convenient solution,

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The IRRV Severnside and South West Association enforcement forum

On 10th and 11th September we are looking forward to sponsoring the IRRV Severnside and South West Association enforcement forums alongside The Sheriffs Office. 10th September - The Aztec Hotel in Bristol 11th September – The Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter

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Charitable organisations and business rates

In a recession, one of the more notable aspect of the high street is the growth in charity shops. For the landlord these can be useful tenants but there is the potential for owners to be out of pocket. Who

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Non-domestic rates ruling on ‘beneficial occupation’

Beneficial occupation A landmark ruling on beneficial occupation, one of the four ingredients which must be determined when deciding rateable occupation for business rates purposes was handed down by the High Court on 6th July 2018 and is likely to

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Excel awarded HMRC contract for process serving

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded the contract to provide provision of Process Serving of various legal notices including but not limited to statutory demands and individual and company petitions for HMRC.  The contract will run from 10th

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Enforcement agents: employed or self-employed?

Self-employed agents Clearly, there are benefits to both the self-employed Enforcement agents and the agency engaging them.  The agent is his/her own boss, can manage the work as and when he/she sees fit and, depending on the agreed percentage of

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Welsh consultation: removal of sanction of imprisonment for council tax non-payment 

Removal of the sanction of imprisonment for non-payment of council tax consultation At least 62 people were imprisoned in England and Wales during 2016-2017 with nearly a third being from Wales.  Cases of council tax debt have increased following the

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